Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just Another Day in the Office

I was walking to work in the dark yesterday morning when the dogs in Gardiner started whining and barking. I paused to silence the crunching of my feet in the snow and heard the distant howling of wolves. And did I mention that a deer has been on my porch eating my lilac bush? I saw her tracks in the new snow. In the past week I have traveled hundreds of miles by bus, van, snowcoach, skis, and snowshoes. I have been amazed at the beauty of the earth.  
Here are a few of the highlights:

For the beauty of the earth,

For the beauty of the skies;
For the love which from our birth,
Over and around us lies.
For the wonder of each hour,
Of the day and of the night;
Hill and vale and tree and flow'r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
or the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind's delight;
For the mystic harmony,
Linking sense to sound and sight.
or the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child;
Friends on Earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This, our hymn of grateful praise.


Jacque said...

I've always loved this hymn. Thanks for the visuals that will now fill my mind when I sing it!

Laura said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Wow....